Keyword: quantitative easing

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The coronavirus pandemic will leave some long-term economic damage that will only become clearer as the country moves further along a “prolonged and bumpy” course to recovery, Canada’s top central banker says. In his first speech as governor, Tiff Macklem said the central bank expects to see growth in the third quarter of this year […]

Will yield curve control come to North America?

With central banks targeting short-term interest rates near zero and engaging in quantitative easing, will they resort to other monetary policy tools like yield curve control to further stimulate the economy? Yield curve control is when a central bank targets a longer-term interest rate and then pledges to buy the required amount of bonds to […]


Historically, financial institution decision-makers come from the same educational backgrounds, which have rewarded them for thinking in linear and conventional ways, said David McWilliams, professor of global economics at Trinity College Dublin, during a session at the Canadian Investment Review’s Plan Sponsor Exchange conference in February. The single biggest concentration of conventional thinkers is deep […]

  • By: Avery Page
  • March 20, 2020 December 13, 2020
  • 09:12

The Federal Reserve took massive emergency action Sunday to try to help the economy withstand the coronavirus by slashing its benchmark interest rate to near zero and saying it would buy $700 billion in Treasury and mortgage bonds. The Fed’s surprise announcement signalled its rising concern that the viral outbreak will depress economic growth in […]

As financial professionals, we deal with money daily, but few of us have the time to step back and think about what exactly it is that we are investing, trading, or risk managing. Money is just there in a way similar to gravity or oxygen. This lack of scrutiny has allowed money to become a […]

Gross: Recession Looms as the Great Debt Pig-Out Ends

The return to normal rates will hurt us more than we know.

  • July 21, 2017 September 13, 2019
  • 10:09
Will tapering kill the equity risk premium?

Assessing the collateral damage from the great QE2 turnaround.

  • September 25, 2013 September 13, 2019
  • 16:12
How Baby Boomers ruined the world

The sad legacy of the not-so-lucky generation.

  • December 24, 2012 September 13, 2019
  • 21:04
Japan Moves to Defeat Deflation

Moves fall short of what's needed say economists.